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  • Jon Huntsman Jr. -- a pragmatic Westerner for the White House

    Jon Huntsman Jr. -- a pragmatic Westerner for the White House

    Despite poor poll showings, the worldly Jon Huntsman Jr. is the most qualified candidate in the Republican primary, especially when it comes to environmental issues.

  • Think again before going nuclear

    Think again before going nuclear

    Russ Doty worries that neither presidential candidate is wary enough about nuclear power and radioactive waste disposal.

  • Who will be the West’s new boss?

    Who will be the West’s new boss?

    The Interior secretary is the nation's top wildlife manager and federal landlord, managing 507 million acres, 600 dams and 68 percent of the nation's energy reserves.

  • Wyoming’s day in the spin

    Ed Quillen looks behind the recent brouhaha of Wyoming’s Democratic caucuses, and speculates on Hillary Clinton’s response to Barack Obama’s victory in the state.

  • Democrats rise again in the Rockies

    Democrats rise again in the Rockies

    Rob Saldin looks at the reasons why the Democrats finally succeeded in breaking the Republican chokehold on the West.

  • An Obama-Huntsman ticket would get my vote

    An Obama-Huntsman ticket would get my vote

    It might be a radical pairing, but if Huntsman ran as Obama's vice president, he'd get this writer's vote.

  • It's time for a ceasefire on guns

    Hal Herring believes that Democrats should give up on gun control, not just for the sake of politics but because it’s the right thing to do.

  • The persistence of bigotry, Western-style

    The persistence of bigotry, Western-style

    A father of a biracial child listens to the casually racist jokes of his rural Colorado neighbors.

  • The debate that won’t happen

    Even though the West is supposed to be a key battleground in this year’s election, so far the presidential candidates have managed to avoid addressing Western issues.

  • Victory came from the bottom up

    Victory came from the bottom up

    A vast army of determined volunteers were the force behind Obama’s success in Colorado.

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